I think I went into a state of depression after I finished The Last of Us. I didn’t eat for two days. This game, the connection it makes with the gamer; it’s an intense power I didn’t realize a game could have over someone. It’s in that reasoning why I decided to study the final scene in The Last of Us. With a narrative as strong as this, it was hard to choose a different subject matter. I will analyze the meaning behind the last scene in the game by paralleling it to the last scene in the DLC.… Read the rest
In this post, I decided instead of looking at a specific video game, I decided that I would look at gaming news sites, specifically at their dirty reviewing practices.
Video game news sites. I almost laugh when I say it because it’s terrible (or at least the reviews are anyway). In theory, it’s a great idea. We gamers, have an almost insatiable appetite for previews and interviews with developers for upcoming game we are excited for. We watch their streams during big events and conventions like the PS4 debut, E3, and TGS. Most importantly and disturbingly, we use their reviews as justification to buy games we are on the fence about buying.… Read the rest